Forever: Season 1 (2018)


Season 1
Forever

Critics Consensus

Forever is a gently harrowing and mirthful dive into the ennui of matrimony, elevated by Maya Rudolph's dazzling turn of not-so-quiet desperation.

94%

TOMATOMETER

Critic Ratings: 36

79%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 331

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this season

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of this tv season? (optional)



  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this season

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of this tv season? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 14, 2018
2
Air date: Sep 14, 2018
3
Air date: Sep 14, 2018
4
Air date: Sep 14, 2018
5
Air date: Sep 14, 2018
6
Air date: Sep 14, 2018
7
Air date: Sep 14, 2018
8
Air date: Sep 14, 2018

Forever: Season 1 Videos

Forever: Season 1 Photos

Tv Season Info

Cast

News & Interviews for Forever: Season 1

Critic Reviews for Forever Season 1

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (21)

For eight episodes, Forever has felt cynical about love, ungrateful even, but in its conclusion it shows a glimpse of its beating heart.

Sep 20, 2018 | Full Review…

It's Maya Rudolph who does the heavy lifting here, and the series is worth watching just to witness the broad range of emotions that pass over her like rainstorms.

Sep 20, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's like a mild-mannered reporter with a secret identity, but the secret identity is a mild-mannered marketing guy. The show sounds mysterious and alluring, until you know what it's hiding.

Sep 17, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Forever sets up a base camp on that line between intimacy and familiarity, determined not to broaden its characters into familiar TV-couple types.

Sep 14, 2018 | Full Review…
NPR
Top Critic

They're inviting us to think about marriage and change, along with other themes I'm not going to name, and their control over the entire season is admirable.

Sep 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Like a bubble, it might be a little slight in some ways, but there's something beautiful, peaceful -- perhaps even transcendent -- about watching it drift by.

Sep 20, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Although the series has "third act syndrome" it is an authentic take on eternal love. [Full Review in Spanish]

Mar 5, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

With a distinct brand of pitch-black humor, surprising cliffhangers and an eight-part season of 30-minute episodes, Forever is an easy binge. Go see what all the fuss - or, rather, hush - is about.

Oct 15, 2018 | Full Review…

It's wistful and hopeful and Maya Rudolph does some world-class swearing in it.

Oct 4, 2018 | Full Review…

You'll know if this is a show for you within the first hour. After that? Things get even more interesting.

Sep 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Rudolph and Armisen are fantastic in this.

Sep 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Surreal comedy has inventive, absurd laughs, language.

Sep 18, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Forever: Season 1

  • Apr 02, 2020
    HOLY. SMOKES. The last time I was this blown away by the metaphorical and the metaphysical content of a film was "Arrival", before that, "Matrix". This series is that level of wonderfully, beautifully UNPREDICTABLE. In a way I was silently looking forward to possiblities of what could be explored but, one singular season this profound? I am fulfilled. Here are a few highlights exquisitely covered... 1- Amusing generic script of every romantic relationship -- 'the search', meet-cute, marriage, and... 2- How excruciating monotony inevitably arises out of a repressed/supressed communication (my former marriage) 3- Problem solving by way of avoiding unexpressed fear/emotions (vacation, gifts, progeny) 4- How the deep calling of the heart finds a way to be heard There is a line from the Course which says that those who fear are dead and have never lived. Indeed. Only when I can hear the heart's softest, gentlest calling and follow it am I truly alive.
  • Feb 16, 2020
    Funny and different.
  • Feb 14, 2020
    A pushed too far allegory, set in the most under-exploited afterlife I ever saw
  • Jan 12, 2020
    I love the concept, the dry humor is on point, the acting is very good and the characters are all believable. Now the downside June has got to be one of the most annoying characters I have seen in a long time, it's unfortunate because Mya Rudolph is a great talent, don't get me wrong her acting is solid it's just her character that's annoying, she is the most self centered whinny sorry excuse for a spouse I can think of, she has a great life, a dependable husband yet she craves drama and risk to their relationship, the whole time I felt fred's pain.
  • Oct 06, 2019
    I really liked the style, maybe as being in my early twenties, I'm too young for this, but I totally missed any depth. The story doesn't line out any rules for itself, there's simply no point and I just feel like I don't really remember anything particular about this series. Of course there was this obvious stuff about marriage and being honest and so but well duh... I did like the series taking it's twists seriously though, there never was any cheap backing up from big turns, still they to me didn't amount to anything in the end.
  • Aug 30, 2019
    What's not to love about the concept of an existential crisis in the afterlife.
  • Jul 22, 2019
    Maya Rudolph is very good. Armison is bland. The story is interesting but far from compelling. The best part was the episode that shifted attention to two realtors. That story was more interesting and not as silly. Catherine Keener is good in a supporting role.
  • Jul 13, 2019
    Loved it... hoping for 2nd season!
  • May 13, 2019
    This was pretty good. I almost bailed on it after the first few episodes, but I'm glad that I stuck with it. It gets really good after the first 4 episodes. Hopefully, there will be a second season.
  • May 07, 2019
    its like... so kyot..

News & Features